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A Japanese soldier, Yasuno Chikao, prepares to behead Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet at Aitape in New Guinea. The Australian commando from "M" Special Unit was captured while his small patrol was operating deep behind enemy lines. 1943. The photograph was discovered on the body of a dead Japanese major near Hollandia by American troops in April 1944.

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A Japanese soldier, Yasuno Chikao, prepares to behead Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet at Aitape in New Guinea. The Australian commando from M Special Unit was captured while his small patrol was operating deep behind enemy lines. 1943. The photograph was discovered on the body of a dead Japanese major near Hollandia by American troops in April 1944.

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19 Final Photos Taken Before Death

Leonard Siffleet, an Australian soldier during WWII, just seconds before he was beheaded by a Japanese soldier.

COWARDICE An Australian POW, Sgt.Leonard Siffleet, captured in New Guinea, about to be beheaded by the Japanese with a shin guntōsword, 1943.

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